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Dr Enno Lippold

Dr. Lippold - A Riesling from a magic Terroir

Dr. Lippold is a veteran in the German fine wine industry with a personal focus on the finest Estate wines from the Mosel. In 2006, he acquired two parcels within the world famous site "Ürziger Würzgarten" where artisanal wines are created under the label Dr. Lippold. The second label, Empress Josephine´s Riesling is vinified from Spätlese grapes of the Neuberg vineyard . Under Napoleon, the Weltersberg was classified as “Grand Cru” and the Neuberg a "Premier Cru"

Since centuries the "Würzgarten" has been considered as one of the best vineyard sites on the Mosel. In 1804, under the reign of Napoleon all vineyards in the French Empire were classified, including those on "La Moselle", then French territory. The parcel "Weltersberg", where the grapes for this wine originate from, was classified as a "Grand Cru" at par with the Grand Crus in Burgundy.

The nanoclimate of this vineyard is influenced by heat-storing rocks in the direct neighborhood granting extra hours per day of vegetation. The small sized berries are the fruits from genuine pre-phyloxera rootstock vines of an average age of 55 years with very low yield. The unique red slate soil adds minerals and creates a wealth of aromas of spices and fruits, predominantly ripe mango accompanied by peach, apricot, mint and petals on a backbone of minerality and ripe acidity.

Country: Germany
Establishment: Dr. Lippold Riesling Estate

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